Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Win an Ambah O'Brien Pattern or Kit!

We have our 3 Winners!  Drum roll please...

1st Place - Roxanne Steven aka Roxy64 on Rav, please email me at Sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com with your address and what color Flat Feet you want!

2nd Place - Pagecsa please email me at Sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com and I'll send you the Mirri Collection.

3rd Place - Debbie of the Arctic Knits blog please email me at Sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com and let me know which Ambah O'Brien pattern you want.


Congratulations to all three of you!  And thank you to everyone who entered.

In July I had the honor of introducing you to the talented, international knitwear designer Ambah O’Brien and I was very excited to be able to share with you her fresh takes on classic designs. O’Brien weaves simplicity with beauty to create original patterns that show off your handiwork and the depth of color of the fine yarns you knit them in. 

Today I’m even more pleased to show off O'Brien's latest design and to offer you this Giveaway! We have teamed up to bring 3 lucky winners these gorgeous prizes! 

1st Place - Magine and 1 skein Conjoined Creations Flat Feet (winner selects colorway) 
2nd Pacethe Mirri Collection: Hat, Cowl & Fingerless Mitts set eBook
3rd Place – Pattern of the Winner's Choice, other than the Mirri Collection 

Magine
One skein of Conjoined Creations' Flat Feet is all you need to knit beautiful Magine and the winner gets to select which colorway they want.   Magine is a triangle shaped shawl featuring a lacy eyelet edging with the main body in garter stitch. The lace edging can be blocked into large diamond points as shown or as scallops. The simple, elegant structure of this shawl is perfect for showing off a lovely hand dyed yarn such as Flat Feet.  Choose between the large or small version.  

Flat Feet Singing the Blues
Conjoined Creations' Flat Feet sock yarn is a new concept in knitting!  There are no skeins, no balls, no tangles and its portable!  You simply unravel as you knit.  Its not recommended to wind Flat Feet into a ball, knit it as its presented into your garment.  Its creative, fun and easy. 

Because each flat is hand painted no other pair will match the flats, and your finished garment will be one-of-a-kind.  The unique color pattern develops as the flat is knit.  It is literally a color transformation at the needle tip.  Depending on the pattern you use, the colors may yield diagonal, slight striping or even a bold color.  Uniquely, the colors in the flat will not disclose the final result; it only indicates the colors that will be found within your project.

Flat Feet is crafted of 80% Superwash Merino & 20% Nylon and can be machine washed.


Flat Feet Lively Pinks

Mirri
The latest of O'Brien's designs and just in time for the holiday gift knitting season the simple yet striking Mirri - a hat, cowl and fingerless mitts set perfect for an adventurous beginner or the more experienced knitter looking for a fast fun knit.  The 2nd place winner gets the eBook with all three designs.  


Meet Ambah O’Brien: I have been privileged to be exposed to Craft and Fashion most of my life.  As a young girl, I crafted alongside my Textile Designer Mother, which grew into a lifelong passion for Modern and Vintage Fashion. Amongst many Artistic influences, I have been lucky enough to spend time working with Australian Aboriginal Artists.



I have spent the fifteen years working as a Body Artist, where Fashion, Craft, Performance and Make Up combine into an exciting art form.



In knitting I have found a craft that resonates deeply within me. My knitting designs come from a practical need - wanting to create particular items for myself and others and are influenced by everything around me; fashion, nature, a beautiful yarn, favorite artworks.  Knitting satisfies my artistic and creative needs on many levels. I love the exciting process of creating things with purpose that can be knit from yarn with many subtle and rich variations.



I live in a regional town in Australia, with a vibrant artistic community, with my architect partner and our beautiful son.



Please take a moment and enjoy all of Ambah O’Briens Designs.


Elinya
Elinya is a large, cozy, striped shawl knit in two contrasting colorways of Madetosh Tosh Merino Light. Squishy garter stitch makes this a snugly winter accessory, and the decorative picot border along the curved edge gives it a delicate flair.

Maroo
Keep your hands cozy yet stylish with these cute hand warmers. Featuring a simple scalloped design, these are perfect for a first stranded colorwork project and knit in a fingering weight yarn. These mitts knit up in no time, making them ideal for a quick gift. Knit in the round - minimal purling (for the rib section) and no seaming required.  Choose between Lady’s S/M and M/L, wrist size and 2 forearm lengths. 

Petarli
Petarli is a lovely knit necklace featuring a leafy design within an intricate lace pattern and with one skein of Madetosh Tosh Merino Light you can knit several of them.



Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your name and check this blog, Facebook, Twitter and my Ravelry group on Nov. 8th to see if you have won.

The 3 Winners will be announced Friday November 8th.  
1. Take a look at Ambah O’Brien’s pattern collection and tell us which is your favorite and why. 
2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog & link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with a link back to your blogpost.
3. Join my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.
4. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce blog giveaways.
5. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and write a comment on my Wall about this giveaway.
6. Announce & link this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.
7. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com
8. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasinghcom
9. Announce this giveaway with a link on your Twitter page.
10. Follow this blog.
11. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.
12. Pin and link your favorite Ambah O'Brien pattern on your Pinerest page.

88 comments:

Linda said...

I love the Magine shawlette/scarf. It's been in my queue since April. I'd love to win the pattern.

I'll head over to Facebook and "Like."

lmecoll on Ravelry

suburban prep said...

I love the Ambah O'Brien Mereki.

suburban prep said...

I follow your Ravelry Group as Msgb

suburban prep said...

I receive your emails.

Laurel said...

I like the Magine shawlette. I like the triangle points. :)

I already 'like' you on facebook and I'm in your Rav group: smidgentigre.

Anonymous said...

I like the Maro Mitts
rosebob on ravelry

A. said...

I love Kinta, so beautiful!

teabird said...

I love Magine - sideways shawlette/scarves are my favorite go-to patterns when I have lovely yarn to show off! teabird on Ravelry

Susie B said...

I love the Maro Mitts and the Mirri collection. I see more heading into my queue. I already follow you on FB and will be liking your post.

Tabitha said...

I like Kinta. The lacey look is elegant without being overpowering, and is great for dressing up or wearing casual. I also like the angled ends, quite a refreshing look compared to most of the other patterns out there using pointed ends.

A. said...

I signed up for your blog, follow you on Facebook, and joined your Rav group. orangegiraffe on Rav

Knitschmidt Kate said...

I love all of Ambah's designs, but especially her Mirri collection. It's beautiful, clean and simple, but with plenty of visual interest. knitschmidt on Rav

Monin said...

I love the Maroo Mitts, i've already have them on my library in ravelry!!!

Beth W. said...

I love the Magine...very pretty! Thanks.
yhime407 on Ravelry

Queen Amy said...

I think Petarli is a great new way for those of us who live in warm ares to get to wear a beautiful handknit garment :)

I did both twitter things and both rav things; and I already get the newsletter. Very inspiring!

Sara said...

I liked you on Facebook and am now following your blog via Google. I think Elinya is beautiful!

Rav ID: SaraMCrafts

Kristen said...

I was admiring Maroo last night! Love the colors in the pattern example. :)

sparky136 said...

I like Mereki because of the lace pattern and 2 colors. sparky136 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I like Mereki !
Follow you on FB and Ravelry. . taliana

Anonymous said...

my favorite pattern is the pair of fingerless gloves. i've been really into fingerless gloves lately...

Pagecsa on Rav :)

kristen said...

i like the Magine shawlette , simple easy perfect.

kmb34me on Rav
I liked your facebook

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group.

Rose said...

I love the Wirra shawl and I love that it is aboriginal for the wallaby which I also love.

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Rose said...

I have pinned Wirra to my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/451767406341944400/

Niki Curtis said...

I have been looking for something like Petarli for ages! The perfect little thing for covering up that 'v' that always gets sunburnt, even when wearing a long sleeved collared shirt.

Nancy Brown said...

I like the Mirri collection. I love coordinated sets, and this looks so stylish, with the little peekaboo holes in each garment. Really cute, and I would love to wear the ensemble to the symphony sometime.

schwip said...

I love Maroo mitts. Because I love mitts and the color combos are endless!

schwip said...

I follow you on Facebook.

schwip said...

I follow you on Twitter.

schwip said...

I get your newsletter.

schwip said...

I follow your blog.

schwip said...

I'm in your Ravelry group.

Debbie said...

I love the Maroo Mitts. They are so pretty.

Debbie said...

I get your newsletter.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Debbie said...

I'm in your Ravelry group.

Elky said...

I like Petarli. It's a pretty accessory for dressing up a plain shirt. It's also perfect for using up yarn left over from larger projects.
Elky on Ravelry

mobyknit said...

I love Elinya. It's absolutely gorgeous. I joined your Rav group and introduced myself, and I liked your Facebook page.

I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I like the Magine with a bit of lace at the edge makes it interesting.

lynx-ical on Ravelry

Susan said...

Magine is a great design. It's a pretty quick and easy lace shawl. Highly recommend

Anonymous said...

Maroo is super sweet.

tktl on Ravelry

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I follow your blog.

Roxanne Stevens said...

I really like Mereki. There's just something about the design and I can't put my finger on it.

Roxanne Stevens said...

I joined your group on ravelry. I'm Roxy64

Anonymous said...

I love Mereki! So hard to chose just one, though :-)

Connie said...

It would be hard to choose, but I would sure like to have Mereki in my Ravelry queue.

Anonymous said...


Tough choice, but I will have to say that Magine is my favorite pattern.

I've already liked you on Facebook, joined your group on Rav, and get your newsletter. I'll also be sharing this giveaway on another Ravelry group.

THANKS!!!
Purlescence from Ravelry

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Maroo then Mirri then Magine her decines are so awesome that I want them all and do not want to pick just one this never happens to me.
I love this Designer:)((((Hugs4U))))Darcy
/Knottyknitter40

Anonymous said...

I love the maroo mitts! Simple elegant with a splash of color!

Laura Walker said...

Magine is beautiful! Light and airy!
Sallygayle on ravelry

Sara said...

I like them all...but since I have to choose...I'll pick Petarli because it is lovely...

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I receive your newsletters.

Shan Nevils said...

My favorite pattern is Magine.

I just joined your Ravelry group (snevils) and introduced myself there.

I went to your Facebook - it allowed me to "follow", but there wasn't a "like" button on the page I found.

Cathy said...

I like the Mirri. All of them actually.

Anonymous said...

I love the Maroo mitts! There are a lot of lovely designs.

StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

Cis (wizardess13) said...

My Favorita I think is Elinya, then Maroo, Mereki and Petarli. Need to get Petarli for the 'teenage' granddaughters; I think they'd love it. I follow you in Ravelry and fb and your blog when my laptop lets me.

terip said...

I love Elinya

terip said...

i am in your group on ravelry as tpasto

terip said...

i receive your newsletter

terip said...

I am a friend on FB

LindSamm said...

The Elinya design is my favorite of the patterns shown. I love the contrasting colors and that lovely lace edging!

CardiLover said...

A friend just made a pair of Maroo mitts and I've done nothing but think of color combinations since. I'd say they're my current favorite!

NYKnitter said...

What a difficult choice but Magine is my favorite

jana said...

I think Magine is my favorite but like the necklace too. I am liking you on FB.

Grammye said...

Love Kinta! I also get your newsletter.

Amy Mikelson said...

I've been looking for a nice pattern for fingerless gloves, so really love Maroo. Many of these patterns seem to use too heavy of a yarn, I like the idea of the fingering weight yarn and the style is great.

Grammye said...

Beautiful patterns, hard to choose a favorite!

pjc5469 said...

Absolutely adore the Magine shawlette/scarf the best. Ambah has wonderful patterns. I'll go to Ravelry and introduce myself. Angel4J522 on Ravelry.

Brwngrl said...

Love all the patterns. They all appear interesting knits. I am on Facebook and you are "liked."

Shell said...

The Magine is on my wish list. Facebook liked, shared contest, on the newsletter.
She11ygirl on Rav.

MaggieBelize said...

Ooh, lovely designs. My fave is Mereki!

Lucy Portland said...

I guess right now Wirra is my favorite because I am making one for my niece for Christmas and then making one for myself.

Vonny said...

I've always been drawn to magine. It's not a hugely complicatef pattern but looks so pretty.

Ellen S. said...

I think that the Magine wrap is just stunning.

I get your newsletter, which is where I heard about this.

principeta said...

Love Ambah O'Brien's Magine for it's lacy eyelet edging and garter stitch.Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favortie pattern is Kinta. I love the eyelets in this pattern.

Carmen N said...

I love Ambah O'Brien Mereki - those stripes really give it some "pop"

Carmen N said...

I'm a member of your Ravelry group

Carmen N said...

I "Like" the Facebook Page Sandrasingh.com

Carmen N said...

I follow you on twitter

Carmen N said...

I follow your blog (GFC)

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i like the miri hat pattern, i think it would be lovely on me! haha

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i am following you on twitter! @buttmuffin

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i retweeted the contest! https://twitter.com/buttmuffin/status/398607265831198721